There will be a free awareness-raising event on June 22nd, aimed at starting the conversation about Young Carers in the community of Thunder Bay. A Young Carer is a child, youth or young adult who cares about someone with an exceptional need. An exceptional need could include chronic illness, disability, mental health issue, addiction, language … More Young Carers Event in Thunder Bay
The ceremony for the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers took place on Monday, May 30th, 2016. Fitsum Areguy, a young carer was one of the candidates. We are all so proud of him and all of the volunteers taking time out and giving back to the community, congratulations! Check out Fitz photo shoot for receiving … More Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
An article on young carers by Andrea Breen, Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph was put up on National Caregiver’s Day on the Vanier Institue blog and the Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness webpage. Check it out here! http://vanierinstitute.ca/time-care-young-carers/ http://www.socialconnectedness.org/
The Young Carers Project is introducing a pilot peer program giving young carers an opportunity to connect with other young carers. The program activities will be molded by the young carers interest. To join or for more information please contact Julie, via text at 519-501-9736 or via email at Julie.Laderoute@kitchener.ca.
Dementia is like a war in your brain, except this battle never ends, you can try and stop it, but nothing works. Dementia is like a soccer game, and the other team is unbeatable, the ball just keeps getting kicked around, until you give up. Dementia is like trying to start a car … More The Battle of Dementia